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(ˌmɔːdəˈkaɪ; ˈmɔːdəˌkaɪ)
1. (Biography) Old Testament the cousin of Esther who averted a massacre of the Jews (Esther 2–9)
2. (Bible) Old Testament the cousin of Esther who averted a massacre of the Jews (Esther 2–9)
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(ˈmɔr dɪˌkaɪ, -ˌxaɪ)

the cousin of Esther who delivered the Jews from the destruction planned by Haman. Esther 2–8.
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While somewhat fictionalized, the book is based on real events and brings in real-life Jewish resistance leaders such as 23-year-old Mordechi Anielewicz, who died when the uprising's command bunker was gassed by the Nazis in the final days of the standoff.
As a physician, he also noted that such a diet would preserve the prisoners "from the cruel disorder which the Indians call Mordechi [sic], proceeding from indigestion, and which is frequent and fatal in these climate, especially in a place where exercise cannot be taken".
In beholding the smoking pyres of the Inquisition Luxima, recovering from the "mordechi," a species of cholera, "saw a spectacle similar to that which the self-immolation of the Brahmin women presents" (251).
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